Outlander Season 6: Release Date, Cast, Plot & Everything We Know
Outlander Season 6

Outlander Season 6 premieres on March 6, 2022.

  • Season 6 of the historical drama Outlander premieres on March 6, 2022. The seventh season is already in the works.
  • The sixth season is based on the book A Breath of Snow and Ashes.

Outlander is an American historical drama series based on the novel of the same name written by Diana Gabaldon. It is produced by Ronald D. Moore and we can’t thank him less for his amazing work.

The first season is based on the first novel of the series Outlander. It premiered on Aug 9, 2014. It had 16 episodes in total and the upcoming seasons (2 to 4) were renewed with 13 episodes each. The second season was based on Dragonfly in Amber, the second book of the Outlander novel series. It aired from April 9, 2016, to July 9, 2016.

The 13-episode third season, based on Vogayer, the third book, aired from September to December 2017. The fourth season, based on Drums of Autumn, aired from November 2018 to January 2019.

On May 9, 2018, Starz renewed the series for a fifth and sixth season. The fifth season of 12 episodes, based on The Fiery Cross, aired from February to May 2020. The series has been renewed for an 8-episode sixth season and a 16-episode seventh season to be based on A Breath of Snow and Ashes and An Echo in the Bone, respectively.

You can watch the previous seasons of Outlander here:- Outlander Season 1-5

What’s the plot of Outlander?

Outlander revolves around a former nurse Clarie Randall from World War II who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened.

She marries Jamie, a romantic young Scottish warrior, because of necessity but then she quickly falls in love. She is suspected of being a spy, so the highlanders retain her as a healer, preventing her from attempting to return to her own time. Later, she gets pregnant with Jamie’s child and they plan to move to Paris, France. This series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, adventure, and politics in an epic tale.

The sixth season of Outlander sees a continuation of Claire and Jamie’s fight to protect those they love, as they navigate the difficulties and hardships of life in colonial America. In Season 6, the Frasers and the MacKenzies will continue healing from the concussions and the defeats.

Outlander Season 6 premiere date and episodes count

Outlander Season 6 premieres on Starz (In the United States) and Netflix (other countries) on March 6, 2022. There will be a total of 8 episodes in the sixth season. A new episode will release every Sunday night on Starz in the United States. On the same day, it will premiere on Netflix in the selected regions.

Among the regions expected to receive weekly episodes of Outlander Season 6 from March 6, 2022, are:

  • Belgium
  • France
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Japan
  • Hong Kong
  • Poland (no Netflix Original branding)
  • South Korea
  • Singapore

The filming for the sixth season was delayed due to the pandemic. It started in Feb 2021. Sam Heughan, the lead actor, shared the status on his Twitter account. He tweeted:


Sam Heughan shared the latest updates on the production on Twitter while interacting with fans.

On March 29, the Outlander Twitter account premiered a minute-long video teasing Outlander season 6.


Outlander Season 6 Cast: Who is returning?

Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser and Caitriona Balfe as Claire Frase are returning. The major cast members are expected to return including Sophie Skelton as Brianna Randall and Richard Rankin as Roger Wakefield. Here’s a look at the star cast:

  • Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser
  • Caitriona Balfe as Clarie Fraser
  • Sophie Skelton as Brianna Randall
  • Richard Rankin as Roger Wakefield
  • Duncan Lacroix as Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser
  • Tobias Menzies as Frank Randall
  • Graham McTavish as Dougal MacKenzie
  • David Berry as Lord John Grey
  • Lauren Lyle as Marsali MacKimmie Fraser

We will also see the Christie family in the upcoming season. The Christies will cause trouble for the Frasers. On March 19, 2021, Starz released character descriptions for Tom (Mark Lewis Jones), Allan (Alexander Vlahos), and Malva Christie (Jessica Reynolds).

It seems that they will be the antagonists of the series. Caitriona Balfe told Entertainment Weekly: “Outlander does baddies and villains quite well. [The Christies] aren’t your typical villains, which is great and refreshing.”

The actress added: “It’s a really heartbreaking, but a really twisted narrative that they all get embroiled in.

Do we have a trailer?

Yes, we do. The season 6 trailer features Jamie (Sam Heughan), Claire (Caitríona Balfe) and the rest of Fraser’s crew dealing with new threats and enemies as the American Revolution draws closer. Watch the trailer:

In case you haven’t watched Outlander already, watch all the five seasons now on Netflix or Starz app.